Arcipelago La Maddalena

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Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (50)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 38
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 2
Reptiles 5

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 96.4
1120 Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae) 5727
1150 Coastal lagoons 1.29
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 1179.8
1170 Reefs 1203
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 2.8
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 276.09
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 0.01
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 1.08
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 0.16
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 1.01
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 0.88
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 0.19
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 0.55
2250 Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp 3.93
3120 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals generally on sandy soils of the West Mediterranean, with Isoetes spp 0.025
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 0.05
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.14
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 466.14
5320 Low formations of Euphorbia close to cliffs 21.94
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 3.2
5430 Endemic phryganas of the Euphorbio-Verbascion 709.15
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 288.23
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 0.25
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 81.55
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 12.08
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 68.58

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Under Birds directive
  • Date classified as Special Protection Area (SPA)
July 2009
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
September 1995
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
Date of Standard data form update April 2020

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